Registered to supervise postgraduate research

20002021

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Dr Kamaljit K Sangha works as an Outstanding Future Researcher in Ecological Economics at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University. She has developed skills and knowledge in the trans-disciplinary area of Ecological Economics—intersecting ecological, economic, and social sciences—over the last 15-20 years. Her main research interests include:

  • Understanding and highlighting the role of natural systems for human wellbeing (particularly, for Indigenous and local communities);
  • Valuing ecosystems for their services (Ecosystem Services) to inform policy decision making;
  • Developing Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) mechanisms for local and Indigenous communities;
  • Sustainable natural resource management by integrating socio-economic and ecological perspectives;
  • Understanding the role of 'country' for wellbeing of Indigenous peoples through evaluating marketable (tangible) and non-marketable (intangible) benefits, and mainstreaming those links for policy development;
  • Assessing the 'true value' of the small-scale agricultural systems to promote and support sustainable, local economies;
  • Informing and advocating for transitioning towards developing local, sustainable economies.

Dr Sangha has been working closely with Indigenous communities in northern Australia. She has developed an Indigenous ecosystem services specific framework, applying the capability approach and suggesting two-way relationships between land and people. She has developed innovative methods to evaluate ecosystem services from local and Indigenous perspectives.

Dr Sangha has published >90 articles in various national and international journals and conference proceedings. 

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kamaljit-Sangha-2/research

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7675-9916

Education/Academic qualification

Central Queensland University

20002004

Award Date: 19 Jul 2004

External positions

Part-time Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, Qld

20112014

Lecturer, James Cook University

20062010

Natural Resource Economist, James Cook University

20042006

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